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CBS
Feb 16, 2017 6:30pm EST
delayed. one, labor department nomine noe andrew puzder, withdrew his name just yesterday. on the economy: >> to be honest, i inherited a mess. >> reporter: in fact, he inherit an unemployment rate of less than 5%. by contrast, president obama inherit an economy in the deepest recession since the great depression. on foreign affairs, mr. trump bragged about early progress. >> we've already begun enormously productive talks with many foreign leaders. >> reporter: but his calls with the leaders of taiwan, australia, and mexico may have resulted in more controversy than success. some of the president's executive orders have been little more than symbolic statements. for example: >> we've stood up for the men and women of law enforcement, directing federal agencies to ensure they are protected from crimes of violence. >> reporter: and as for the wall on the southern border: >> i met with general, now secretary kelly, yesterday, and we're starting that process. >> reporter: there's no new funding from congress, and no plan to get mexico to pay for it. president trump was asked by reporter apri
LINKTV
Feb 16, 2017 3:00pm PST
food ceo andrew puzder has withdrawn his nomination as labor secretary one day before his confirmation hearing was set to begin. puzder was facing increasing criticism for reports of widespread sexual harassment at his chain restaurants, as well as labor and safety violations. he's also under fire for allegations of domestic violence against his ex-wife, who even appeared on the "the oprah winfrey show" in disguise in 1990 to speak about being abused. the website politico published video of the a appearance on wedndnesday. >> the most frightening thing was leaving because once i made that break and once i madede it public -- remember, , my ex-husbandnd was a a public fig. everyone knew him and knew what he was doing. once i made that public, he vowed revenge. he said, i will see you in the gutter. you will pay for this. i wound up losing everything. amy: vermont independent senator bernie sanders praised puzder's decision to step down, saying -- "we need a secretary of labor who is going to fight to raise the minimum wage to a living wage of $15 an hour and pay equity for women. we don
ABC
Feb 16, 2017 6:00pm EST
puzder withdrew his name from consideration. he would be the hispanic member of trump ice cabinet. we carried the news conference on facebook. you can watch it unedited by going to our facebook page. michigan break news in cheverly where part of route 50 is shut down three hours after people were shot in a car. richard reeve has the latest from the scene. what can you tell us, rich? richard: still an active scene. this is the focus of the investigation. the car shot a dozen times. three men inside all transported. the detectives are walking by now looking for more information. they are trying to find out what happened here. a theory is another vehicle drove by and shot up the car and drove on. we want to remention that route 50 eastbound in this area is shut down and will be shut down until 7:00 to 8:00 tonight. reporting live in cheverly, richard reeve, abc7 news. jonathan: a scary situation. thank you. adding to the traffic misery a dump truck overturned early this afternoon on the ramp from eastbound i-695 to the southbound i-295. that truck was finally turned upright a half hour a
LINKTV
Feb 16, 2017 2:30pm PST
would be the first hispanic member of trump's cabinet. puzder's name had been linked to scandals, including the employment of an undocumented immigrant. he stepped down from the race on wednesday. wall street is sliding this thursday after five straight sessions of highs. many analysts saying it was past time for stocks to take a bit of a breather. despite a rise in manufacturing, the philadelphia fed, seen as a bellwether for the broader economy, said that it nearly doubled in january, to the highest level since 1984. we saw a lower close in europe as well. the ftse 100 and the dax each lost about 1/3 of 1%. the cac 40 was down about 1/2 of 1%. the last three months of the year, unemployment fell by 1/10 of 1% to 9.7%. a decreased among the young and those over 50, but increased for the 25 to 48 age group. the labor ministry says the figures reflected an improved economic situation, but cautioned that challenges remain. austria is seeking over one billion euros in damages from airbus linked to the sale of fighter jets 15 years ago. thedefense ministry said company had given misl
FOX Business
Feb 16, 2017 5:00pm EST
the election, he lost control of narrative for about 2 weeks, you had russia, and all these leak, devos, puzder, and flynn. he lost control. he hates that, he took it back during this pro press conference, he used to to announce his new labor secretary, he used 40 minutes to go every single accomplishment he has done as president. and then he used rest of it about 20 minutes, to talk to all of the press in the room, he talked to many of major news outlet, they have been asking him to do, he covered a wide range of topics. >> among his core supporters, press, media, are not rated highly, right down at bottom, he is playing to his base. jumping across media attacking them along the way, and but, he goes back to his roots. >> right,. and part of that too is that media is going to complaint he does not call on them, he does call on them, they will complaint about his answers. so, in their eyes he will lose no matter what he does, it playing to base, him saying see i called on the mainstream media, i was fair and balanced, then the mainstream media cannot have that talking point any more. he took a
MSNBC
Feb 16, 2017 2:00pm PST
much. >>> i was on with hugh hewitt and he was upset about weak-kneed republicans on puzder, on the labor nomination. i said i think you have to blame michael flynn in the white house. if the white house were running smoothly, the so-called weak-kneed republicans wouldn't feel comfortable bucking him publicly. do the republicans see blood in the water or have fear. you see senate republicans arguing about who gets to investigate russia. something has happened. >> with the puzder nomination there were issues from the right on immigration. i think the congressional republicans are looking at a different electorate. they are seeing november 2018 get a little bit closer every day, and they're understanding that it may not make a big difference to donald trump if his strong approval rating is still at 29%, which is what pew has it at this week but it will be a serious problem for them if they have to defend a white house with these kinds of numbers. >> i think you're absolutely right that flynn affecting the puzder nomination, because we had a situation yesterday where the withdr
ABC
Feb 16, 2017 5:00pm EST
in palmer park, brad bell, abc7 news. alison: less than 24 hours after andrew puzder dropped out of the running to be the country's next labor secretary, president trump announced a new nominee. but as kristine frazao reports, the press conference on the new nominee really turned a knock-out drag-down fight between president donald trump and the media. president trump: because the press honestly is out of control. the level of dishonesty is out of control. forecast to say the relationship is rock -- kristine: to say the relationship is rocky is putting it mildly. president trump: the media is trying to attack the administration because they know we are following through on pledges that we made and they are not happy about it. i mean you have a lower approval rate than congress. i think that's right. kristine: a feisty and frustrated donald trump reiterated his belief the media and especially cnn are fake news. president trump: your ratings people that are waiting. kristine: one of the top questions from journalist was about the white house relationship with russia, amid reports t
FOX News
Feb 16, 2017 1:00pm PST
's next labor secretary after the implosion of andy puzder who took himself out of that job. but i thought we would step back from the heat and the emotion of the moment to see a balanced view of this. what the president seems to be saying here is i don't think you and the media give me a fair shake. obviously those in the media say we give you plenty of shake but we always have to correct stuff that you say. general michael flynn is a good example there. the president has never owned up to the fact that he was the one that let his national security advisor go. but today he said just that. take a look. >> michael flynn is a fine person. i asked for his resignation. he respectfully gave it. he's a man who there was a certain amount of information given to vice president pence, who is with us today, and i was not happy with the way that information was given. he didn't have to do that because what he did wasn't wrong. what he did in terms of the information he saw. what was wrong is the way that other people including yourselves in this room was given that information. that was classified in
CBS
Feb 16, 2017 12:00pm PST
, very well. >> reporter: the law school dean and former federal prosecutor replaces andrew puzder, the president's first choice who lost republican support. >> it would have been questions that even if he had been able to be confirmed, would have made it difficult for him to be an effective secretary of th department of labor. >> reporter: president trump will go after the people who leaked classified information about general michael flynn to the press. >> i have actually called the justice department to look into the leaks. those are criminal leaks. >> reporter: the president says it was unfair general flynn had to resign as national security adviser after reports revealed he misled the white house about conversations he had with russian's ambassador to the u.s. republicans say they want an investigation into the leakers. >> if it's classified information, that is criminal and there should be a criminal investigation of these leaks. that does compromise our national security. >> reporter: but democrats say the leaks aren't the problem. >> it's the coordination with russia that n
MSNBC
Feb 16, 2017 12:00pm PST
acosta, who will be the president's choice after the failure of the andy puzder nomination. the president went through a review of his first weeks in office. he aired a series of grievances, many aimed at the media. saying he wasn't treated fairly or there's a sense of hatred, he described, a dislike towards him and his policies. he also talked about the leaking, which is -- it's important to describe the distinctions. there are leaks where there are officials providing information to reporters in a very standard, transactional way. then there are leaks that are unlawful, classified information, for example, would be an unlawful leak. sometimes he uses those words interchangeably describing very different things. he was pressed on the issue of -- it came up during the campaign season with wikipedia where he was at times almost an advocate for the use of wikipedia to air things out. the same time as president, very concerned, very upset about leaks related to calls he made with foreign leaders, information about his now former national security adviser and his contacts with russia. so, her
FOX News
Feb 16, 2017 11:00am PST
trouble in following up in the failed nomination of puzder. i think you have that, executive order. they are going to roll out tax reform. they are going to be talking ab these big items. he said all of this other stuff is just noise. there are people at home trying to sift through this. they look at him going head to head with the press and supporters say it was a tour deforce. and again the split is right down the middle of the country. opponents say this is going to be an interesting time. and democrats will continue to press. >> melissa: he almost finished on that point where he said the country has been decide for a long time. that it was divided. and this is the way it's been. sort of making the point you were saying about the country. so much going back and forth about the reporters. i don't think we've seen that in a presidential situation, i don't know when. >> it hasn't happened like that. i covered the white house. it was not like that. no president ripped like this about the press and the coverage, about who he watches and who he doesn't. i think we're in a different ti
NBC
Feb 16, 2017 11:00am PST
. this all comes one day after the president's original choice, andrew puzder, had to withdraw once it became clear scandal would likely derail his confirmation. after spending the first minute of his press conference on the nominee, the president quickly shifted topics, launching a tie raid on what he called the dishonest press. >> unfortunately much of the media in washington, d.c. along with new york, los angeles, in particular, speaks not for the people but for the special interests and for those profiting off a very, very obviously broken system. >> the president faced questions about the resignation of michael flynn. he backed his former national security advisor, though, who is accused of lying about talks with russia saying, quote, what he did wasn't wrong. it was the information leaked about him that was wrong. >> all right. certainly a lot to still take in from that press conference. we'll have more coverage dlout the day. right now we are talking about our main story locally which is not the storm we saw this morning, kari, but the next three to come as well. >> yes, this is going
BBCNEWS
Feb 16, 2017 5:00pm GMT
puzder, withdrew. it seemed he was unlikely to get sufficient support in the senate. expect mr trump to announce the latest and possibly to take questions. we will be there when it happens, that is the scene in the white house. beau britton the bbc sport centre. the return of european football continues this evening with the last 32 of the europa league. featuring two premier league teams. later manchester united take on st etienne in the first leg of their tie at old trafford. while at six... it's spurs... who have travelled to face 6ent in belgium... a country in which the team have never won before. unlike their opponents, spurs remain in the title race at home but captain hugo lloris insists they won't push the europa league down their list of priorities as a result. iama i am a competitor and every time i am involved in the competition, it is not from today, it is from, it is from a long time ago when i started my football as a kid. every time i am on the pitch, it is to compete and win the game. there is no difference between the competitions. mark clattenburg is to quit his jo
Bloomberg
Feb 16, 2017 12:00pm EST
than andrew puzder. margaret: that's right, and this appears to be an about-face to president trump. we know he's going to south carolina tomorrow to boeing, where there was just a victory in that other camp. we know that so far he is attempting in his own office at the white house, very much direct policy through his senior policy advisor. yet to be determined with any of these cabinet posts. pentagon, perhaps the and state department for a minute. it's likely that very much of his policy will be set by the white house anyway. in terms of positioning, president trump and his top aides seem to want this issue of minimum wage or what a nominee's president trump and his top is about workers author plate and move on to the policy they want to impose, but also to these larger issues like the tax overhaul they want to come out with. this does appear, in any case, to be an effort to dispense of all the controversy. i do want to get back to these particular picks for labor secretary. we do think from the report from nbc news that it will be alexander acosta. i want to ask you about the chaos i
CNN
Feb 16, 2017 9:00am PST
of the department of labor. this was supposed to be the day mr. trump's first pick for labor second, andrew puzder, finally sat for a confirmation hearing. but puzder pulled out over a series of controversies that turned even quite a few republican senators against him. >> this will be the president's second appearance before the white house press corps in two days. and it was announced just barely an hour or so ago. joining us now, cnn's special live coverage, white house correspondent athena jones and political director david chalian. athenna, set the stage for us. the president will come out into the east room of the white house and make his announcement for secretary of labor. will he then answer reporters' questions? >> wolf, i think that is the question of the day. not only will the president answer reporters' questions, but whose questions might he answer if he does choose to answer some questions. we've seen in recent weeks in the last several appearances before the press that the president has selected conservative or right leaning outlets to ask him questions. in that way has avoided som
FOX Business
Feb 16, 2017 12:00pm EST
secretary, as you know. andy puzder cke restaurant was slated for that job and then all the controversy started swirling. he took himself out of the running. if that is true, and it's alexander acosta, former assistant attorney general, very big national labor relations board. he was a proponent of real wages in the hispanic business community among one of the most celebrated in this country. in fact, he generally makes top hispanic business of the year several times by a variety of publications. this would fill what critics have said had been a gaping sort of hole in this administration's cabinet. no hispanics. whether you're into that thing and balancing it out or he will take other questions as well. you know how that goes. it can be very, very short and sweet here. we'll see what happens. we have federalist reporter joining us. connell mcshane as well. connell, what do we know thus far? obviously as soon as the puzder thing started imploding, they were looking at backup plans and along came acosta. what do we know? what do we make of this? >> the initial reaction, neil, this is cabi
FOX News
Feb 16, 2017 9:00am PST
secretary nominee is after his initial pick withdrew his name. andrew puzder ran into a bipartisan opposition including that he had hired an illegal immigrant as housekeeper. democrats are portraying this as a victory. we will bring you the live coverage of the white house as soon as the president begins speaking. ♪ >> sandra: this is outnumbered outnumbered. harris faulkner, meghan mccain meghan mccain, rachel campos-duffy, and today's one lucky guy, adam housley and he is outnumbered and far from the west coast. so good to have you. space >> adam: good news that te water did not come down. >> sandra: let's get to it. "the wall street journal" is reporting that intelligence officials have withheld information because they're afraid it could be leaked or compromised. if both the white house and the office of director of national intelligence deny that. jason chaffetz and bob good luck wrote a letter. here's congressman jason chaffetz. >> how does that information end up with the news media? if you have classified information, sensitive information like that, there are policies an
MSNBC
Feb 16, 2017 9:00am PST
about puzder. what are we expecting is this going to be a news conference where he will take questions. >> during the campaign what we saw was the campaign calling for a press conference but he does not take questions. the times this week he has taken questions from members of conservative learning outlets, there are still questions that linger about russia and, et cetera. i'm not sure if he will make a east room statement or open it up to questions or frankly if alexander acosta is going to be there to be brought out. >> as he did with the supreme court justice. it was a dramatic unveiling. >> i'm hearing from a source close to senator marco rubio. i'm being told by this particular source just now that this was not part of the discussion, at least to this person's knowledge who heard about the meeting with president trump and senator rubio. so there were some questions maybe senator rubio gave him a wink, wink nudge nudge to point him in this direction. >> i'm curious about the timing. what are we looking at, 20 minutes -- 20 hours from the time we learn about puzder. >> withdrawing t
CBS
Feb 16, 2017 12:00pm EST
to announce his pick to become the country's next labor secretary after his first choice andrew puzder withdrew yesterday. if it happened sooner we will stop whatever we're doing to bring it to you i'm andrea roane. president trump's candidate though continues to fill out the senate has confirmed south carolina congressman mick mulvaney as budget chief and confirmation hearings for neil gorsuch are set to begin march 20th. meanwhile the president is promising to ferret out low lying leakers who've been reportedly providing information to the media. as craig boswell reports, democrats say the bigger problem is what flynn did. not how the country found out about it. >> reporter: we're going to find the leakers. >> they're going to pay a big price for the leaking. >> reporter: president trump has declared war against people leaking classified information to the press. tweeting this morning -- the spotlight has finally been put on the low life leakers. they will be caught. national security adviser michael flynn was forced to resign after press reports revealed flynn misled the american pe
of andrew puzder for labor nominee. you have beennvolved in federal politics, state politics for a long time. what would your recommendation be to the trump administration right now to try to stabilize things after the week they've had? guest: don't forget you have had a number of groundbreaking executive orders and legislation thathe preside is calling on , now proceeding to the congress. a lot of very good things have been going on, too. these are turbulent times. ere's an administration tang office with unprecedented hostility from the opposition party. you have an intelligence structure that has beme a government unto itself, become highly politicized. ese are very turbulent times. remember the old chinese curse, may you live in interesting times. nevertheless, advice to you would be to stay the course. i have not heard one person object to him becae he has broken any of his campaign promises. that he'sions are keeping his campaign promises and that's what elections are all about. the last four elections culminated in a pridential aection and have defined dramatic political realignment
Bloomberg
Feb 16, 2017 11:00am EST
puzder. actually, we will get in, now to the playback. [of laws] -- applause --[applause] >> hello, everybody. very good. you., thank vonnie: as we wait for the president to sit down and begin speaking -- >> thank you for being here. i had a lot of discussions, this morning. i am negotiating a lot of contracts that are saving billions of dollars for the american people and for all of us and i am very proud of it. the air force one program, which was totally out of control is back in control. many other things. in addition, i had a good phone call about a major plan that is moving back into the united states. we will be talking about it, soon. what i have is a little free time. i don't think the press will want to show up. i will have a press conference at 12:00 in the east room. in the press would like to show up. will anybody show up -- if the press would like to show up. will anybody show up? historically, they don't care about these things. 12:00 in the east room of the white house, we will have a press conference. i want to thank you for coming, today. supportersvery early , an
CNBC
Feb 16, 2017 11:00am EST
is going to pick for the new secretary of labor now that andy puzder has withdrawn in the wake of lack of republican support up on capitol hill. so, we'll see where the president goes there. and you also saw the president clarifying a little bit his thoughts on golf. he frequently criticized president obama on twitter for playing golf while president, but today you heard president trump now saying that, really what you should do if you're the president is play golf with heads of state and members of congress so that you can lobby them and get business done while you're out on the golf course. so, sort of a free-wheeling session there with the president talking to some of his most loyal and early congressional supporters here. they call themselves the trump caucus up on capitol hill, and those are people he's going to need in the weeks and months to come, especially when we talk about the tax deal, obamacare and all of the other things that this president wants to do on capitol hill, carl. >> we will see you at the top of the hour, eamon, if not before. our eamon javers. >>> when we com
FOX News
Feb 16, 2017 8:00am PST
the replacement for andrew puzder. it names at the top of the list are, . a couple of hispanics in the mix there. >> jon: it you'll have to turn around and run into the briefing room pretty quickly. >> know into the brief room. >> jenna: here's the background. president trump will announce the nominees for a delayed secretary as john roberts just reported. at that will happen about 55 minutes or so. this is after losing out on his first choice, andrew puzder. he withdrew his nomination. he withdrew for domestic violence allegations which his ex-wife later denied. peter doocy is live on capitol hill. >> jenna, the senate is voting right now on final confirmation for mick mulvaney to take his spot. he explained in a very dramatic speech yesterday saying he can't support the congressman because of mulvaney's enthusiasm. cochran who had been publicly later on today, there will be a vote to advance the secretary nominee, scott pruitt. that will set up a final vote on him sometime tomorrow. pruitt is another trump choice. betsy devos says she's not sure that pruitt is going to protect the environment.
MSNBC
Feb 16, 2017 8:00am PST
to be confirmation hearing for andy puzder, who was the first pick of preside labor secretary. but that nomination was derailed by a series of issues, obstacles you could describe them as, the last one with a release of an interview of an oprah winfrey show's ex-wife speaking about allegations of domestic abuse. she has recanted those accusations and puzder has denied any responsibility for those claims. that wasn't it, though. there were other problems with his nomination, including the fact he had employed an undocumented immigrant as a housekeeper for years. without paying taxes and ultimately he did repay those taxes. all that said, we know that there will be a new selection for labor secretary today. it was notable because while democrats have been trying to defeat all sorts of these different picks for donald trump's cabinet, this was their first time being successful. we're waiting to see who that name will be. i've just reached out to a series of senior administration officials. we do not know yet who that individual is going to be. >> i don't know what the over/under is on it being a bill
NBC
Feb 16, 2017 11:00am EST
puzder's withdrawal, dropping out among growing resistance and evapor e evaporating republicans. puzder's ex-wife appeared in disguise alleging abuse. >> i'll see you in the gutter. this will never be over, you'll pay for this. >> reporter: puzder always denied the allegations that came during a heated divorce and his ex-wife has since recanted and racy commercials for the restaurant chains that critics blasted as sexist. that was nbc's peter alexander reporting. we have received two big announcement, the president will hold a news conference at noon today and the chairman of the senate judiciary committee has set march 20th as the day confirmation hearings will begin for supreme court justice nominee judge neil gorsuch. >> a story that has parents concerned about the health of their children. another d.c. elementary school is dealing with bed bugs. this time it's school. the situation is being monitored and miner will stay open. you may remember another d.c. school in southeast shut down for the very same reason. they have been going to another elementary school while their building ge
CSPAN
Feb 16, 2017 10:55am EST
app. news reports indicate that president is going to annoue his new labor pick after andy puzder whdrew his nomination yesterday. so look for live coverage of that at c-span.org. in the senate just a short while ago, they approved the nomination of mick mulvaney to be the director of office of management and budget. the vote 51-. they moved on to advancing the nomination of ott pruitt to head e.p.a. you can follow that over on c-span2. we'll have live coverage of the house when they return in about 35 minutes at noon easte. once again, work on a couple disapproval resolutions on rules from the obama adnistration. one dealing with hunting in alaska and the other on a health and human services rule on family planning and preventative health care services. live coverage re on c-span at noon when they gavel back in. while we wait for speaker ryan, we'll show you part of this morning's "washington journal." >> "washington journal" continues. host: tom mcclintock is back at the desk. i want to start with your view on the opening wee of the trummi
for this morning. including susan collins of maine. if on that committee even one republican voted against puzder and all democrats opposed him, than his nomination would have stalled in committee. givethe narrow senate majority, he didn't have mh to lose in the fit place. was: of all the nominees, andrew puzder expected to be the hardest to get through? yes, his nomination has been in trouble for a while. while he was nominated in, i believe, early december, he delayed for i think two or three months in actually submitting his paperwork to the senate. there were days in him getting ethics agreement confirmation hearing, which was delayed four times. democratic opposition was steered from the start taste on his opposition to the minimum wage and the personal issues we discussed. they knew from the outset that this was going to be a difficult battle. trump course, many of the cabinet nomineesave been difficult battles and until now they have all gotten through. host: look forward to us. -- for us. what does this mean for the remaining nominees? can the speculation is there about what this does for
ABC
Feb 16, 2017 7:00am PST
, robin, president trump is now looking for a new labor secretary nominee. andrew puzder was supposed to be here this morning finally having his confirmation hearing. it had been postponed four times. now canceled. he's the first trump cabinet casualty. millionaire fast food executive andrew puzder withdrawing his nomination for labor secretary. as even republicans voiced concerns. it comes as puzder's personal life was put under the spotlight. >> the most frightening thing was leaving. >> reporter: this 1990 tape making the rounds on capitol hill. his ex-wife speaking in disguise to oprah describing what she says was domestic abuse. >> he vowed revenge. he said i will see you in the gutter. this will never be over. you will pay for this. >> reporter: the video given to senators by the host herself. his ex-wife later recanted her allegations and puzder has strongly denied them. senators questioning puzder's business record too. >> there is ample evidence that mr. puzder is a terrible choice to head the agency charged with ensuring that women and men are treated fairly in the workplace
NBC
Feb 16, 2017 7:00am PST
with the russian ambassador. this morning, the white house is also looking for a labor secretary, after andy puzder's abrupt withdraw. the carl's jr. and hardee's ceo dropping out amid growing resist including evaporatic support from republicans. among the red flags, this interview with oprah winfrey, obtained by politico, where puzder's ex-wife described allegations of domestic abuse. >> he vowed revenge. he said, i will see you in the gutter. this will never be over. you will pay for this. >> reporter: puzder has always denied allegations that came during a heated divorce. and his ex-wife has recanted. his nomination derailed by racy commercials for his restaurant chains, that critics blasted as sexist. >> this morning president trump is up again tweeting. here is the latest. he says they made up a story, all caps, fake news, and that president trump is looking to shake up the intelligence community with a broad review of the spy agencies form the president's pick i'ming to to head up the review stephen feinberg, a billionaire private equity executive is his choice to lead this. it still would ha
CBS
Feb 16, 2017 7:00am PST
with a little yellow hammer and a sickle. >> andrew puzder. >> domestic abuse, that took him down. so who brought that tape to light? who is powerful enough to topple a cabinet secretary? you guessed it. oprah. thank you, oprah. >> announcer: this morning's eye opener is presented by toyota. let's go places. >> welcome to "cbs this morning." charlie rose is off. you'll be happy to know his recovery is going well. we're in good hands. anthony mason is with us. >> hello again. >> hello again. in the middle of a white house shakeup, president trump is significantly shifting u.s. policy on the middle east. the president welcomed israeli president trump benjamin netanyahu yesterday. he said any israeli-palestinian peace deal is okay with him, even if it leaves the palestinians without a country of their own. >> the meeting took place at a stressful moment for the white house. the president needs a new labor secretary nominee and is still working to replace general michael flynn. margaret brennan is at the white house. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. american presidents typically set t
MSNBC
Feb 16, 2017 7:00am PST
. in the meantime we're going to talk about and each puzder, the first trump appointee to withdraw his nomination. what impact will have on the new president and who might replace him? plus secretary of state rex tillerson meeting with his russian counterpart at the g-20 summit in germany. we're headed there live later this hour. the same company who designed, engineered, and built the cars. they've got the parts, tools, and know-how to help keep your ford running strong. 35,000 specialists all across america. no one knows your ford better than ford. and ford service. right now, get the works! a synthetic blend oil change, tire rotation, brake inspection and more -- for $29.95 or less. "best cracked pepper sauce" barbeque trophies: "most ribs eaten while calf roping". yep. greatness deserves recognition. you got any trophies, cowboy? uh, yea, well, uh... well, there's this one. "best insurance mobile app"? yep, three years in a row. well i'll be! does that thing just follow you around? like a little puppy. the award-winning geico app. download it today. yet up 90% fall short in getting key nutrie
CNBC
Feb 16, 2017 9:00am EST
has to make a new choice for labor secretary. andrew puzder withdrawn his nomination for the post. home of carl's jr. and hardee's lost support from senators on both sides after being hampered about questions about his business. we already know what democrats are calling for regarding special commissions, select committees, pressure now on intel and judiciary, jim, is this the equivalent of shoving a wide receiver at the line? is it just an initial pushoff or is there something more to it? >> well, i think things are coming to a boil in terms of who trump wants versus who he can have. and the vetting process. it just seems like -- i mean, it was really interesting a lot of coverage this morning was there was fake news hurting puzder, but in the end you've got the situation where you have social media working so quickly on these people. you have a vetting process that was not necessarily done by traditional people within the republican party. so you're going to make mistakes. i don't think that the labor secretary is as important as what's happening with national security, but it d
FOX Business
Feb 16, 2017 9:00am EST
. here is another setback. andy puzder, he's gone. the media piling on. the president unfit, and dan rather thinks it's worse than watergate. the presidency is clearly under attack from its own bureaucrats and big tech companies, from the courts, academics, the left and media allies, this is intense. of course, investors are watching all of this, but they don't yet believe that politics stops tax cuts and growth and profits. for now they are ignoring politics. will you please look at this. the dow closed yesterday 20,600, up since the election and no significant retreat today. we will be down maybe 30 points at the opening bell, but on a 20,000 dow, that's nothing. . president has weighed in via an early morning tweet. part of this reads like this. great level of confidence and optimism even before the tax plan rollout. as we often say, you have a front row seat, so, sit back, watch history unfold. "varney & company" is about to begin. ♪ we begin today with this, today is a so-called day without immigrants. ashley, you better explain this, as a fellow immigrant, explain this. >> we
FOX News
Feb 16, 2017 6:00am PST
by politically-motivated individuals. >> bill: andrew puzder, how big a blow was that losing him for labor secretary? >> there are a lot of qualified people out there. it wasn't something that obviously was in his best interest and i think he saw there would be some obstacles and in the best interest of the president and administration to find somebody with less distraction. we have a lot of great candidates that we're looking at and hopefully making an announcement soon. >> bill: will it be today?be, n. it will happen in short order. >> bill: why do you think a dozen republican senators couldn't get behind him? >> that's a question you would have to ask those senators specifically. i know the president wants the best person in the job and focused on making sure he gets somebody there that can implement his agenda and drive the mission. >> bill: there is a rally in orlando on saturday. how come? what does the president want to get from that? >> you'll have to talk. it's a campaign rally. what i can say is this is a president who has never shied away from the fact he likes taking his messag
ABC
Feb 16, 2017 6:00am PST
that andrew puzder has taken himself out of consideration. he had employed an undocumented worker for years. on tuesday, video emerged of puzder's ex-wife accusing him of abuse on the oprah winfrey show in 1990. puzder's confirmation hearing was supposed to be today. there's word at least four republicans were ready to vote against his nomination. >>> the republican-controlled senate is set to vote today on president trump's choice to run the white house budget office. they're expected to confirm respective mick mulvaney. they're also on track to confirm scott pruitt. as the president's cabinet solidifies, his aides alleged ties to russia continue to shake things up. they say high level advisors were in constant communication with russia before the campaign. both senate republicans and democrats are expressing concern. >> it's highly dissiturbing. >> we're looking for facts. >> mr. trump has previously denied any such contacts but yesterday he refused to answer questions concerning the subject. he's expected to meet with newly confirmed soern general jeff sessions later today. >>> happening
CBS
Feb 16, 2017 6:00am PST
deal. he also asked netanyahu to hold back on building new settlements. >>> meanwhile, andrew puzder has withdrawn his nomination for a labor secretary after gop senators reportedly warned the white house that he may not win confirmation. concerns were raised after puzder admitted to employing an undocumented immigrant as a housekeeper for five years. puzder is also dealing with a newly unearthed decades old tape where his ex-wife alleges he physically abuse her when they were married. she later recanted the story. >>> time now 6:08. a new push this morning from the nation's grocery stores to clarify what the food expiration and safety labels really mean. >> and why some students at one bay area high school are being encouraged to spend more time on social media. >> storm watch and our first storm is almost already out of here. but i'm already tracking storm number 2. >> and we're tracking two major traffic alerts in the east bay. we'll tell you exactly where they are and how much damage it's causing. here's the bay bridge toll plaza. a lot of traffic heading into downtown san franci
MSNBC
Feb 16, 2017 6:00am PST
still, chris lizza. andy puzder, the news has been out there around him for weeks, who he is, he's not the man who works for the common working person. there's issues with the housekeeper. he had a domestic violence, then it went away. then he withdraws yesterday. what do you make of it? >> don't you think the cross in congress of crossing a nominee dropped the last three days? all this has been out there. we know the kind of executive he was. if that's not the kind of executive you want in that position, that position was available to you a long time ago. also, we have known, as you point out, about the nanny for a while. i think that there might have been senators on the fence, people like tim scott who might have wanted to hold up the party line, but had personal objections the way puzder treated minorities at restaurants and found maybe there's not that high of a price to pay right now. >> what is your take? >> i think it's right. we are starting to see that the administration had has so many cracks from within, the republicans are feeling they have the ability to put a line
FOX
Feb 16, 2017 9:00am EST
cabinet position to phillies ple after his pick for labor f secretary andrew puzder withdred his nomination that decisionnaot coming a mid growing scepticismc from republicans and after andfr domestic abuse allegationsions surfaced from his ex-wife fromwf the 1980s.980s. specifically a tape of her o her appearance on the oprah winfrey show.show ex-wife later retracted thosehoe claims.ai the ceo of cke restaurants thatt owns hardee's had also been criticized by democrats for allegedly mistreating histr workers and opposing minimum wage hikes. hik >> sticking to politics turning to congress today we talked wita wevirginia s tenator tim kaine a concerns with russia's influencn on the presidential campaign.iap the day to day work under thendt trump administration, and anatia issue that is affecting manyaffy commuters right here in the dmv. metro. introducing a bill to help h improve metro safety and this ai comes as the federal transit administration is pullingpul funding from metro over the delay in setting up a long a l promised metro safetyy commission.mmison the senator wants to
CNN
Feb 16, 2017 5:00am PST
for the trump white house, the president's embattled pick for labor secretary andrew puzder withdrawing his nomination a day before he was set to give a senate hearing over eroding succe success, over his business record and personal character issues. president trump tweeting, quote, the spotlight has finally been put on the low life leakers. they will be caught. candidate trump during the campaign embraced leakers as performing a public service. alisyn? >> joining us now, republican congressman brian nast of florida, united states army combat bet and purple heart recipient. good morning, congressman. >> good morning. >> thanks so much for being here. are you worried about what you've seen thus far about the trump team's ties to russia? >> i'm not worried about the ties i'm seeing there. to tell you the truth, i think it's prudent you not see the outspoken words from the president in front of the media on what he thinks should be done with russia. i think it is prudent some of these things happening behind closed doors, maybe with rex tillerson. we don't want to see a repeat of what happene
ABC
Feb 16, 2017 5:00am PST
that andrew puzder has taking himself out of consideration. he had employed an undocumented worker for years. on tuesday, video emerged of puzder's ex-wife accusing him of abuse on the oprah winfrey show in 19 t 0. puzder's confirmation hearing was supposed to happen today and there's word four republicans were ready to vote against him. >>> they are set to vote on president trump's choice to run the budget office. the senate is also on track to confirm scott proout to head the environmental protection agency. his aide's alleged ties to russia continue to shake things up in the capital. high level advisors were in constant communication with russians before the campaign. now, both senate democrats and republicans are now expressing a growing concern. >> it's highly disturbing and it raises more and more questions that congress has a sworn obligation to get to the bottom of. >> we're looking for facts. >> mr. trump has previously denied any such contacts but yesterday he refused to answer questions concerning the subject. he's expected to meet with newly confirmed attorney general jeff sessio
CBS
Feb 16, 2017 5:00am PST
's because fast food executive andrew puzder withdrew his name from consideration yesterday. republicans had raised concerns over puzder's failure to pay taxes for five years on a former housekeeper who was undocumented. >> i believe that he made the right decision. >> i would hope that the next person who is nominated will be the subject of a lot better vetting. >> the development came just two days after the president's national security adviser michael flynn was forced to resign. flynn was criticized over conversations he had with a russian diplomat about sanctions while president obama was still in office in december. >>> israel's prime minister benjamin netanyahu is meeting this morning with vice president mike pence. it comes after a meeting yesterday with president trump at the white house. president trump asked israel to hold back on building more jewish settlements on palestinian land saying it's not helpful to peace. the president also repeated his support for eventually moving the u.s. embassy from tel aviv to jerusalem. >>> this morning, an undocumented worker in colorado is defy
ABC
Feb 16, 2017 4:30am PST
. >>> president trump is looking for a new nominee for secretary of labor now that andrew puzder -- he had employed an undocumented worker for years. on tuesday, video emerged of his ex-wife accusing him of abuse on the oprah winfrey show in 1990. his confirmation hearing was supposed to happen today. there's word at least four republicans were ready to vote against his nomination. >>> today, president trump plans to meet with newly confirmed attorney general jeff sessions after a tumultuous week in d.c. both senate democrats and republicans are expressing growing concern over an alleged relationship between campaign aides and russia. stephanie ramos has more on the political disarray. >> reporter: on the heels of the national security adviser's firing, authorities are now scouring communications between trump associates and suspected russian intelligence officials. the sudden forced resignation of president trump's national security adviser michael flynn is still shaking up the house. standing next israeli prime minister bumt, trump expressing more outrage about leaks in the press than ab
Bloomberg
Feb 16, 2017 7:00am EST
critical things like tax reform? >> i see it as very significant puzder but there is a significant risk to his policy agenda because of this chaos. when you have internal issues of one sort or another it makes it much more difficult to get your policy through. he doesn't have the people to rewrite these regulations and secondly, there is significant disagreement within the republican party on many of these policies. when you layer on top of that all the distractions from this other stuff, i think it has a distinct possibility of slowing down his policy agenda in a meaningful way. david: you had a jampacked agenda. it wasn't clear what one first. is obamacare going first? who is the quarterback? is the president the quarterback? david: there is no quarterback. the president said casually he expected to release a tax plan in two weeks. said "we people thought we were releasing a tax plan." ,ou have distinct structures centers of gravity within the executive branch, so the answer is i don't know and i don't think anybody knows what is going to happen first, what is going to be. david: comi
CNN
Feb 16, 2017 4:00am PST
with you. >> there was a pretty massive cloud hanging over puzder. >> andrew puzder will not be the next labor secretary. >> this is "new day" with chris cuomo and alisyn camerota. >> up first, the trump administration wrestling with several crises. two house republicans asking the inspector general to investigate leaks of classified information following the firing of former national security adviser michael flynn. >> equal urgency to look into the substance that led to those leaks, and all these questions about contact with russia in the trump administration not so much. a lot of republicans are refusing a broad probe of this situation. in another bizarre twist, the president is defending the very man he ousted, calling him a wonderful man and seeming to blame the media for why flynn had to go. this is not the only high-profile exit, by the way. trump's labor nominee withdrawing his name because of ethical issues. we are in day 28 of the trump presidency. let's begin with cnn's joe johns live at the white house. joe. >> reporter: chris, there are kwo continuing calls for a special inve
of maine. if on that commiee even one republican voted against puzder and all demoats opposed him, than his nomination would have stalled in committee. given the narrow senate majority, he didn't have much to lose in the first place. was: of l the nominees, andrew puzder expected to be the hardest to get through? yes, his nomination has been in trouble for a while. while he was nominated in, i believe, early decemr, he delayed for i think two or three months in actually submitting his paperwork to theenate. there were delays in him getting ethics agreement confirmation hearing, which was delayed four times. democratic oosition was steered from the start taste on his opposition to the minimum wage and the personal issues we discussed. they knew from t outset that this was going to be a difficult battle. trump course, many of the cabinet nominees have been difficult battles and until now they have all gotten through. host: look forward to us. -- for us. what ds this mean for the remaining nominees? can the speculation is there about what this does for democrats or republicans regardinthis wit
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